PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS: FULTON STREET BRIDGE
For over 70 years, the original Fulton Road Bridge stood within Brookside Park and the Cleveland Metroparks
Zoo, carrying a significant volume of
traffic 100 ft above the zoo, the park,
Big Creek, and two active railroad lines.
Replacement of this concrete open spandrel deck arch bridge, which was constructed in 1932, had become imperative because of the severely deteriorated condition of the bridge, which resulted from extensive use of deicing chemicals in northeast Ohio's severe climate.
After evaluating a number of conceptual and preliminary bridge replacement types and incorporating public input, a precast concrete arch alternative, with six 210-ft-long spans to resemble the original structure was selected and was built by Kokosing Construction Company.
Scott McNary was a member of the Dispute Review Board (DRB).
Construction Method and Specifications
Arches: Precast post-tensioned (3 pieces) with 210' spans.
Superstructure: Precast Girders.
Deck: CIP Concrete.